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shooting death of 13- year-old andy lopez. these are live pictures from newschopper2. ktvu's alex savidge is live on the ground with the growing crowdant the law enforcement re- - crowd and the law enforcement response there. >> reporter: good afternoon. this crowd is growing. there was a deep sense of anger many people in the community. we're in old courthouse square where people are beginning to gather. i should say the sonoma county sheriff today is saying that he's calling for help from neighboring agencies to make sure this protest doesn't get out of hand. he's particularly concerned about protesters outside of santa rosa. let me show you video here. occupy oakland is actually busing people up here for what is expected to be one of the largest demonstrations to date related to the shooting death of andy lopez and people will be getting on buses in oakland and coming up for the demonstration. the crowd will be marching over to the sheriff's department's main offices. one week after 13-year-old andy lopez was shot to death by a sonoma county sheriff's deputy, more than a thousand peopl
gun. now andy lopez has sparked a bill to make sure toy guns look like toys. >> as he was passing other vehicles and drove his vehicle back into the southbound lane, he lost control of his vehicle. >> three people recovering this morning after one dead after a suspected drunk driver loses control of his jaguar in wine country. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning." >> hold on right there! captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >> your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald. >>> we begin with breaking news out of union city right now. a two-alarm fire is burning inside a bakery warehouse. chopper 5 overhead live with the fire on western avenue and pacific street. you can see one of the ladder trucks there a number of apparatus. a lot of smoke, not a lot of flames right now. we have calls into the fire department and will bring you more information when we get it. good morning, it's wednesday, october 30. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is 6:01. >>> developing news from capitol
gathered to say goodbye to andy lopez, shot and killed by a deputy last week. the deputy thought the boy's replica rifle was real. jean elle joins us with more. >> reporter: jessica, you can feel the emotion in santa rosa tonight. at that funeral mass and here at this growing memorial for 13-year-old andy lopez. there is sandness, anger, and there is also fear. hundreds of tearful mourners watched silently as 13-year-old andy lopez's friends and family place his body back in a hearse. his emotional parents holding on, not wanting to say goodbye after his funeral mass. >> the mother was laying on the coffin. her heart was, you know, full of grief. >> reporter: for many, it was overwhelming, as loved ones remembered a teenage boy who friends say was quick to smile and played the trumpet at school. a 13-year-old boy killed by a sheriff's deputy one week ago. the deputy thought his replica toy rifle was a real ak-47. >> this is a big loss. >> reporter: pedro says the death has shaken the community in santa rosa. >> i have three kids, too. and i don't want that to happen with my kids. >> repo
. the teen andy lopez was armed with a pellet gun. kpix 5's andria borba spoke with a man who says the same deputy pulled a gun on him two months ago. >> reporter: it was august 21 around 8:30 a.m. when 57-year-old jeffrey westbrook of santa rosa was carpooling to work on highway 101 when he was pulled over by sonoma county sheriff's deputy erick gelhaus. >> reporter: i felt something not right with him. >> reporter: jeff pulled over in this black bmw and on a narrow shoulder and steep hillside. jeff says he offered to make more room for gelhaus to stand when a simple traffic stop for failing to use a blinker went sideways. >> s the car started to move he screams turn the car off. i'm still looking at him he pulled his weapon out and now point-blank. >> reporter: jeff says the gun's barrel was a foot from his head. >> i never had a gunpoint at me. >> reporter: he says that's when gelhaus told him to get out of the car and it happened again. >> when he asked me to, you know, if i had weapons he actually went to the gun the second time. >> reporter: jeff later learned a car matching his was
on the way to the sheriff's office before staging a peaceful protest for andy lopez. when that crowd arrived, sheriff's deputies stood in front of the building in head to to riot gear. barricades were also blocking the entrances to that building. the funeral for andy lopez got underway just about an hour ago. our andrea borba is right outside. andrea. >> reporter: services started just a few minutes ago. you can actually hear the choir singing from where i am standing. andy's coffin was carried in by what looked to be school he aged friends and family from the hurst inside resurrection church here in santa rosa. as he was carried in, you could hear sorrowful hims being sung in spanish. the church absolutely packed. standing room only there as this community is still in mourning. >> i felt really sad, especially for the family, even for my father. i know it was his friend. it really hurts. >> reporter: now, the funeral for andy lopez, of course, is not happening right now as we speak, but the burial stand still very much in the air at this point. no set burial date or time has been set yet. w
are gathering for a special day of the dead observance. among those being remembered, 13-year-old andy lopez who was shot and killed by a sheriffs deputy. i'll have an update on big legal developments in the case coming up. >>> and going beyond the politics of pot. coming up, we investigate a common practice by marijuana growers wreaking havoc on wildlife and on our environment. >>> the family of the 13-year-old boy shot and killed by a sheriffs deputy has filed legal claims against the sonoma county board of supervisors. the move is seen as a precursor to a lawsuit. at the same time, there's a new push to get the u.s. commission on civil rights involved to investigate claims that the boy's death points to a larger problem within the county. nbc bay area's monty francis joins us in santa rosa with the details tonight. >> reporter: raj, good evening. the family filed three claims against the county. one on behalf of the boy's mothers. another on behalf of the boy's father. a third on behalf halhalf of hi. supporters of the boy's family are gathering for a day of the dead observance at the spot he
. andy lopez was killed when he was holding a toy rifle that looked like a real assault rifle. >> candles were aranked and a cross adjusted for the growing 1-year-old andy lopez, it was not marked on a few people here that this day marks the day of the dead. >> every 1st and 2nd of november you come and celebrate the dead, or the loved ones of that passed away. >> andy lopez' parents were here a few hours. they left just of a sunset. they did no the want to speak on camera but they said they will have an announcement on monday. they will join their team of attorneys to announce a federal lawsuit against the sonoma county sheriff's department. organizers say they had no connection of connecting the 13-year-old death to the day, they just wanted to support the family. >> everyone wants to be here remembering andy. that's all it is. we don't want it talk with what happened to andy or anything like that. we just want to remember him. >> a lopez family attorney said the 13-year-old has not been laid to rest because his parents have been waiting for his grandmother to arrive from mexico. she ar
's growing outrage over the deadly shooting of a 13-year-old california boy by a sheriff deputy. andy lopez was killed in santa rosa. the sheriff deputy said he shot him because he thought lopez was carrying a real gun. it turned out to be a toy. more than a thousand protestors marge marched through the streets yesterday. friends remember the victim. >> i have so many memories. it just hurts. i can't believe he's gone. i have sisters. we've all played with bb guns and all that. it could have been my sisters. >> lopez was buried tuesday. the deputy who shot him has received threats. he is being given security while on leave. >>> a dust storm is blamed for a pile up in arizona. visibility was near zero when the dirt blew across interstate 10. it caused a 19 car crash killing three and injuring 12 others. police say it's one of the worst chain reaction accidents in years. >>> tonight is game six of the world series in boston. st. louis cardinals face a must win situation. the players will have to look past what could be an omen trouble with the team's flight. red sox up three g
involved in the andy lopez shooting death. a man has come forward claiming he had an unsettling encounter with that same deputy recently. katie. >> his name is jeff westbrook and he apparently put two and two together and realized deputy eric galehouse aimed his gun at him two months ago. westbrook says he was driving his bmw when deputy galehouse pulled him over for a traffic stop. he claims during the stop, the deputy pulled out husband gun twice. westbrook thought it was uncalled for at the time, but now says it was scary knowing the same deputy pulled out a gun and killed a teenager. >> he just failed to use his blinker. and he just felt like, you know, it got to the point in his face for something as minor as a blinker. galehouse's attorney gave us this statement regarding the incident, quote, based on deputy galehouse's experience and training, he would never willy-nilly pull out his gun, only if there would be a need for it. she also tells us that the shooting of lopez was the first time in his career lopez fired his gun in the line of duty. westbrook says he's going to talk to pol
.com slash --/app. >> the funeral is held for a 13 -year-old andy lopez shot and killed on tuesday afternoon while walking with an air rifle resembling an ak-47 and was shot by a sheriff deputy. the deputy said he feared for his life and opened fire hitting lopez seven times. the f.b.i. has joined local agencies looking into the shooting. >> the district attorney is expected to open an investigation today into a senior live in facility accused much leaving patients to fend for themselves. four disabled patients were found in castro valley open saturday. the staff left after state folks ordered the facility closed. three workers including a janitor, stayed on the job without pay to care for the patients. the owner's attorney tells abc7 news there was sufficient staff. >> i base on what the paramedics did, transporting all 14 people out of there to the hospital. i am not a medical expert. we are in law enforcement. if the medics say we have to get everyone to a hospital, i go with what they say. >> the tone causes it a "misunderstanding," and says the owner is chronically ill. two other facili
by -- teenager fatally shot by a sheriffs deputy is suing the county. 13-year-old andy lopez was shot and killed while carrying a toy gun that looked like an assault rifle. the civil rights lawsuit claims the sheriffs department encourages the use of deadly force even when there is no threat to public safety. the sheriffs office says the investigation is still too early and calls the lawsuit premature. >>> new information about the man accused in that deadly lax shooting friday morning. the roommates of paul ciancia says he sent a texas to his family that -- a sent a text to his family that he was going to commit suicide. his family went to check on him but they were too late. right now ciancia is surrounded by armed guards and heavily sedated in the hospital after being shot four times by police. the tsa is telling us new information about how many guns are brought into airports just one week before that deadly shooting president guns were -- 39 guns were seized at airport check points. of those guns 32 were loaded. besides the guns the tsa has intercepted knives, stun guns, and grenades from b
. according to a facebook post on the justice for andy lopez page, two groups of marchers will gather around noon. one at the old court house square and the other at santa rosa junior college. both will march to the sheriff's deputy. a deputy shot lopez because the deputy thought boy pointed an ak-47 at him. the weapon turned out to be a replica gun. let's turn things over to meteorologist christina loren with a look at your tuesday forecast. a chilly start. >> it is. good morning to you. a live look at san francisco. symptom clouds overhead. now we have flight delays so keep that in mind if you are trying to catch a flight. san jose is looking pretty good. mostly cloudy conditions down here as well. but we should be clearing out at about lunch time. tracking a few showers, this is gilroy, highs cool, make sure you're ready for that. 67 in livermore, 60 in san francisco, seven-day outlook shows a warm up closer to halloween. >> things are slow in the santa clara valley. 101 through san jose traffic is very slow, really at a crawl coming through that area. you can see not only that area slow,
the 13-year-old boy, andy lopez, was struck by gunfire seven times. two wounds were fatal. lopez had been carrying a pellet gun which resembled an automatic weapon. deputy gelhaus is on paid administrative leave. >>> on a downward spiral, how the brother of a suspected drunk driver describes her state of mind. this is the first time we're seeing her picture, 54-year-old marjorie reitsell accused of hitting and killing a couple on the peninsula last thursday. she was supposed to face a judge today but didn't because of a medical issue. nbc bay area's kris sanchez shows us her troubles started long before the tragic crash. >> leave everything in god's hands. >> reporter: ronald says his sister is not the person she's supposed to be. a medical issue postponed the arraignment on charges of vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence for causing injury this crash thursday night. investigators say she was driving drunk when she hit and killed this couple in menlo park thursday night and hit another vehicle injuring two teenagers. the judge postponed the hearing until tomorrow. he bro
of the car is cooperate being police. >>> happening today in san francisco the family of 13-year-old andy lopez plan to file a federal suit against sonoma county and the sheriff's deputy who shot and killed the teen. the family has already filed three wrongful death claims in the case. deputy eric gill house shot and killed lopez last month. the boy was carrying a pellet gun at the time that looked like a assault rifle. >>> a woman of killing a couple in menlo park is scheduled in court this afternoon. bail is set at $2 million for 54-year-old majorie rightsle. her blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit when she allegedly hit and killed the couple. >>> a spike in crime has police at uc berkeley stepping up efforts to keep students safe. kpix 5's brian webb tells us how students are taking their own precautions. >> reporter: crime on berkeley's campus is up this year. way up. and students are talking. you always see like a new story every day. just like somebody is getting robbed in south side. >> i heard that people have gotten mugged on campus more than usual, and i hear
-year-old andy lopez say they plan to file a federal civil rights lawsuit on monday. they claim a deputy shot and killed lopez with no cause. the boy was shot while giving a bb gun that looked like a rifle. the family has also filed three wrongful death claims. >>> san francisco police are looking for a man who was visiting the area from los angeles. they say he was last heard from on monday when he called his family to say he was being followed in the mission district. police say that he made that phone call around 11:00 p.m. he is 22, 6 feet, 180 pounds with brown hair and eyes. he had a dark backpack and i- phone 5. >> on tuesday voters in san francisco will decide on a controversial plan for a coppedo project along the waterfront. if if passes two condo buildings will be built at wash. supports say it would create a new waterfront park and hundreds of jobs, opponents say it would block views and create luxury housing few people can afford. then the governor talked to us about his involvement and support. >> it's a development and it'll generate $350 million over 60 plus years to th
. there is another demonstration and vigil being planned for tonight for 13-year-old andy lopez in santa rosa. the rally comes after hundreds of people attended his funeral mass last night. the 13-year-old was shot and killed by a sun know onoma coun sheriff's deputy last week. he thought lopez' replica rifle was a real ak-47. they are conducting an independent investigation into the shooting. the nra says it will sue the city of sunnyvale if they pass a measure enacted some of the strictest laws in the couldn't interest country. the measure will go before voters next tuesday. christina loren says we are expecting some sunshine. >>> it is going to be nice later on today. good morning to you at home. it is cold to start the day, 36 in santa rosa. 37 in napa. 44 in san jose. we are in the upper 30s in gilroy. we want to show you a live picture of the reason why it is nice and clear to start the day. no blanket of low clouds to trap in the warmth. the sun is going to be out in full force later on. we will warm up. 71, livermore, 66, fremont. we are going to jump out of the upper 50s into the mid
quarantine at the animal shelter. >>> the deputy who shot and killed 13-year-old andy lopez says he can't remember if he identified himself as law enforcement before opening fire and shooting and killing that young man. both dispatch records and eyewitness reports show that only about ten seconds passed between the time the deputy confronted lopez and the actual shooting. >> meantime, hundreds of people take to the streets of santa rosa again chanting andy over and over. they want justice for the teen's death. last week a deputy as we pointed out mistook the boy's replica gun for an ak-47 and shot lopez seven times. those marching believe the shooting was unnecessary and hope to make a change. the fbi now investigating this shooting. >>> right now a check on the halloween forecast. christina loren says perfect for getting all of the candy you can. >> that's right. trying to eat it all at once. that's a bad idea. good morning to you. as you can see here looking really good to start the day. this is from high atop san bruno mountain. looking really clear at this point. as a result all of
of a 13-year-old boy. hundreds gathered in winsor yesterday to pay respect to andy lopez. last week a deputy shot lopez seven times killing him. the fbi is now conducting an independent investigation. >>> whipping winds caused a scene in the bay area from toppling trees and knocking out power to overturning big rigs. the strength of the winds quite evident. at least one truck driver suffered minor injuries. >>> they died down a bit. let's look at the forecast with meteorologist christina loren. good morning. >> good morning, marla. the winds are dropping off. we saw gusts to 75 miles per hour through the altamont pass. this morning we still have pretty strong speeds that will be the case the next few hours. as we progress throughout the day the winds will drop off and the shower chances increase. best chance later today in the south bay and east bay. 63 degrees in concord, 61 san jose, it's going to be cold. then we warm up tuesday into wednesday, upper 60s to low 70s return. here is mike inouye and your drive. >> we have returned to your coliseum. during the 6:00 hour we had a back
and the county. claiming the shooting was unconstitutional. the lawsuit alleges the deputy shot andy lopez without reasonable cause and that violated the boy's fourth amendment. almost two weeks ago the deputy mistook the boy's replica rifle for a real ak-47 and shot him seven times. the deputy claims the boy started to pointvj$ that at hid he feared for his life. we'll keep you posted on that. monday morning, how's it looking? >> pretty good, jon. let's start with the weather headlines. breezy to windy. a warm-up through wednesday. and then the big story is we are looking toward the return of shower chances into the end of the week and this weekend. 73 degrees for livermore, 69 in fremont, 70 here in san jose. looking good for slight warming tomorrow, we'll peak on wednesday. the clouds will increase and the best chance for rain looks like late saturday into sunday, mostly north of the golden gate bridge. good morning to mike. >> a lot of folks got a running start for the commute. that's caused additional bogdown. slow all over for the bay. we're looking to the south bay. jamming where i
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